Jeannette Ehlers – Rewriting History

Jeannette Ehlers. Photo: Roar Studio Milano



Date & Time

1 Sep14:00 – 14:30


The Chapel, Charlottenborg

Jeannette Ehlers (b. 1973, Denmark) often makes use of self-representation and image manipulation to bring about decolonial hauntings and disruptions, attending to the material and affective afterlives of Denmark’s colonial impact in the Caribbean and participation in the Transatlantic Slave Trade – realities that have all too often been rendered forgettable by dominant history-writing. Her practice takes shape experimentally across photography, video, installation, sculpture and performance. Ehlers will share how she works with the possibility for empowerment and healing, honouring legacies of resistance in the African diaspora, and merging the historical, the collective and the rebellious with the familial, the bodily and the poetic.

Moderator: Lotte Juul Petersen, Director of Rønnebæksholm.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.